27th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy | June 2 – June 10 2019

Participation / Registration

anmeldungWe are pleased about your interest in the 27th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy!

Below you will find all the information you need to participate. Please note the different application deadlines - especially in the area of ​​accommodation. If you have any questions, please send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Please note - If you need an entry visa for Germany, please register early. The Festival Organization will provide the necessary documents, but only after registration.
 
Registration Deadline: 15 May 2019
 
Check-In:
Sunday, 2 June from 10am - 10pm and
Monday, 3 June from 8am - 7.30pm:
Tel. +49 (0)170 - 3115446 (in case of emergency only)
 
  • Rates / Course Fee

    Active:   250,- Euro
    Passive:   150,- Euro
    Junior Academy:   200,- Euro
     
    The course fee includes admission to all concerts and events. Any active or passive participant is entitled to passive participation in all other courses.

    Registration deadline: 1 May 2019

    Please use the following bank account details for your transfer:

    Koblenz Guitar Festival
    IBAN DE30 57450120 0030279954
    BIC/SWIFT MALADE51NWD

    Sparkasse Neuwied
    Hermannstr. 20, 56564 Neuwied
  • Accommodation

    1. Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz Schloss Engers

    Overnight stay in shared rooms (up to 4 people) including breakfast:
    Arrival 2 June - departure 10 June 2019: 180€ per person
    Arrival 1 June - departure 10 June 2019: 200€ per person
    (Bed linen and towels are included)
    Extra nights stay without breakfast: 15€ per person/per night
     
    The Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz (Am Heinrichhaus 2, 56566 Neuwied) is located directly on the banks of the river Rhein and is approximately 10 kilometres away from the Rhein-Mosel-Halle. For festival participants and Professors staying at the Landesmusikakademie a bus shuttle service will be provided.
     
    ATTENTION PLEASE! IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
    PARTICIPANTS WISHING TO STAY AT THE LANDEMUSIKAKADEMIE, MUST COMPLETE THEIR REGISTRATION AND BINDING BOOKING FOR THE ACCOMMODATION UNTIL 1 MARCH 2019.
     
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    2. Guest familys
     
    Free accommodation with a guest family in Koblenz or the Koblenz region.
    Arival 1 June 2019 - Departure 11 June 2019
     
    ATTENTION PLEASE! IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
    PARTICIPANTS WISHING TO STAY WITH A GUEST FAMILY, MUST COMPLETE THEIR REGISTRATION AND BINDING BOOKING FOR THE ACCOMMODATION UNTIL 1 MARCH 2019.
     
    3. Hotels in Koblenz
     
    Altstadt Hotel Koblenz

    Altstadt Hotel Koblenz

    Tel.: 0261 - 201640
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    B&B Hotel Koblenz

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    Cityhotel Kurfürst Balduin

    Cityhotel Kurfürst Balduin

    Tel.: +49(0)261 1332 0
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    Contel Hotel Koblenz

    Contel Hotel Koblenz

    Tel.: 0261 - 40 65-0
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    Hotel Hohenstaufen

    Hotel Hohenstaufen

    Tel: 0261 - 301 40
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    Hotel Marilyn

    Hotel Marilyn

    Tel.: 0174/2345611
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    Kornpforte Hotel

    Kornpforte Hotel

    Tel.: 0261 - 3 11 74
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Lifetime Achievement Award of the Koblenz International Guitar Academy 2019 for Wolf Biermann

wolf biermann foto thorsten janderAt irregular intervals the Koblenz International Guitar Academy presents its “Lifetime Achievement Award” to someone who has made outstanding achievements in service of the guitar.
 
Until now the prize has been awarded to Pepe und Celin Romero, Konrad Ragossnig, John D’Addario and Bernard Maillot.
 
2019 sees the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, to which Wolf Biermann through his songs and guitar, played his part in helping bring this about.
 
For this reason, and even more while we see him as someone belonging to the great tradition of the “Deutsche Lied”, who through his own unique style has helped find a place for our instrument in this tradition, we would like to honour Wolf Biermann with the “Lifetime Achievement Award”.
 
And thus Pentecost Sunday (9 June 2019) is dedicated to the composer, poet, singer and guitarist Wolf Biermann.
 
Under the title „Wolf Biermann und das deutsche Lied“, Prof. Dr. Stephen Goss (London), Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz (Aachen) and Prof. Dr. Willi Nieratschker (Koblenz) will give a lecture (Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Rheinsaal, 14.30 Uhr) explaining the position and importance of Wolf Biermann in the centuries long tradition of the “Deutsche Lied”.
 
After the lecture our dear friend and someone who has been associated with the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy for many years, the Grammy prize winner, David Russell, will perform a solo recital (Kurfürstliches Schloss, Kaisersaal, 16.30 Uhr) dedicated to Wolf Biermann.
 
To round the day off, the award ceremony, which will take place during the evening concert (Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Großer Saal, 20.00 Uhr) with music from and for Wolf Biermann. In the first half Alexander Gelhausen (Vocals), Shai Terry (Vocals), Mayan Goldenfeld (Vocals), Larissa Botos (Vocals), Sebastian Sternal (Piano), Frank Haunschild (Guitar), Reza Askari (Bass), Fabian Arends (Drums), Hubert Käppel (Guitar), Nora Buschmann (Guitar), Hans-Werner Huppertz (Guitar) und Olaf Van Gonnissen (Guitar) will interpret works by Wolf Biermann. This is followed in the second half with Wolf Biermann himself performing a selection of his songs.

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  • 27th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy | June 2 – June 10 2019

  • 27th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy | June 2 – June 10 2019

  • 27th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy | June 2 – June 10 2019

  • 27th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy | June 2 – June 10 2019

Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

Wolf Biermann

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Concerts, Masterclasses, Competition, Workshops, Lectures...

Orchester der Hochschule für Musik Mainz, Wolfram Koloseus (AUT), Andrea de Vitis (ITA), Goran Krivokapic (MNE), Judicaël Perroy (FRA), Manuel Barrueco (USA/CUB), Lukasz Kuropaczewski (POL), Göran Söllscher (SWE), Marcin Dylla (POL), Aniello Desiderio (ITA), Zoran Dukic (HRV), Fabio Scarduelli (BRA), Barock Vokal-Kolleg für alte Musik an der Hochschule für Musik Mainz, Claudia Eder (GER), Hans-Werner Huppertz (GER), Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, Mihhail Gerts (EST), Matteo Mela (ITA), Lorenzo Micheli (ITA), Stephen Goss (GBR), Russell Poyner (GER/GBR), Igor Klokov (RUS), Cecilia Rodrigo-Kamhi (ESP), Alvaro Pierri (URY), Marco Socias (ESP), Thomas Müller-Pering (GER), Wally Hase (GER), Benjamin Bergmann (GER), Nigel Boyle (GBR), David Russell (GBR), Wolf Biermann (GER), Olaf Van Gonnissen (GER), Hubert Käppel (GER), Frank Haunschild (GER/USA), Sebastian Sternal (GER), Alexander Gelhausen (GER), Reza Askari (GER), Fabian Arends (GER), Gabriel Bianco (FRA), Jörg Gauchel (GER), Birgitta Diehl-Kohli (GER/CH), Matthew Peters (USA), Günter Schillings (GER), Alfred Eickholt (GER), Tomasz Zawierucha (POL), Liying Zhu (CHN), Stephan Schlemper (GER), Alexander S. Ramirez (GER/PER), Marcelo Kayath (BRA), Margarita Escarpa (ESP), Johannes Monno (GER), Tadashi Sasaki (JPN), Lucio Matarazzo (ITA), Sabrina Vlaskalic † (SRB), Nora Buschmann (GER), Tristan Angenendt (GER), Glücksklee-Quartett (GER), Dale Kavanagh (CAN), József Eötvös (HUN), Cristiane H. Vital Otutumi (BRA), Fabio Zanon (BRA), Mayan Goldenfeld (ISR/ITA), Larissa Botos (GER), Shai Terry (ISR), Yuuki Tamai (JPN), Betty Makharinsky (GBR/RUS), Johanna Reithmeier (GER), Jannika Fritz (GER), Sen Wang (CHN), Jonathan Darbourne (GBR) and more...

In cooperation with and with support from

Koblenz Touristik, Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz, Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, Hochschule für Musik der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Barock Vokal-Kolleg für alte Musik an der Hochschule für Musik Mainz, Koblenzer Kulturstiftung, Cultura Artística São Paulo, GuitarCoop São Paulo, D’Addario USA, Savarez Frankreich, Guitarissimo Schweden, Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo Spanien, dotGuitar srl Italien, GuitarTvWorld, Ehemaligenverein des Johannesgymnasiums Lahnstein, AureaVox, Café Hahn, Förderverein Kultur im Café Hahn, Lotto Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz, Bundesarchiv, Volksbank Koblenz Mittelrhein eG u.a.

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Exhibitors - Registration and information

The fee for the whole festival period is 250 Euro.

Included in this amount are:
  • tickets for all concerts/events of the Festival
  • A half page advertisement in the Festival Brochure
  • placement of your logo in our website
Data advertisement/logo
Advertisement: ½ page A5; landscape format; PDF, 300 DPI
Logo: PDF, EPS, TIF or JPG; 300 dpi

(If you would like to use last year’s data again please let us know).

Please send us your advertisement no later than the 1st of May 2019. If you have any further questions please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Angenendt (Deutschland/GER)

Tristan Angenendt (Deutschland/GER)

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Arends (Deutschland/GER)

Fabian Arends (Deutschland/GER)

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Askari (Deutschland/GER)

Reza Askari (Deutschland/GER)

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Barrueco (USA/Kuba/CUB)

Manuel Barrueco (USA/Kuba/CUB)

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Bergmann

Benjamin Bergmann (Deutschland/GER)

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Bianco (Frankreich/FRA)

Gabriel Bianco (Frankreich/FRA)

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Biermann

Wolf Biermann (Deutschland/D)

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Botos

Larissa Botos (DEUTSCHLAND/GER)

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Boyle (Großbritannien/GBR)

Nigel Boyle (Großbritannien/GBR)

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Buschmann

Nora Buschmann (Deutschland/GER)

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Darbourne

Jonathan Darbourne (Großbritannien/GBR)

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Desiderio (Italien/ITA)

Aniello Desiderio (Italien/ITA)

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Diehl-Kohli

Birgitta Diehl-Kohli (D/Schweiz / GER/CH)

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Dukic (Kroatien/CRO)

Zoran Dukic (Kroatien/CRO)

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Dylla (Polen/POL)

Marcin Dylla (Polen/POL)     

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Eder claudia

Claudia Eder (Deutschland/GER)

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Eickholt (Deutschland)

Alfred Eickholt (Deutschland/GER)

 

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Eötvös

József Eötvös (Ungarn/HUN)

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escarpa

Margarita Escarpa (Spanien/ESP)

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Fritz

Jannika Fritz (DEUTSCHLAND/GER)

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Gauchel (Deutschland/GER)

Jörg Gauchel (Deutschland/GER)

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Gelhausen (Deutschland/GER)

Alexander Gelhausen (Deutschland/GER)

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Gerts

Mihhail Gerts (Estland/EST)

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Glücksklee-Quartett

Glücksklee-Quartett (Deutschland/GER)

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Goldenfeld

Mayan Goldenfeld (ISRAEL/ITALIEN / ISR/ITA)

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Gonnissen (Deutschland/GER)

Olaf Van Gonnissen (Deutschland/GER)

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Goss (Großbritannien/GBR)

Stephen Goss (Großbritannien/GBR)

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Hase Wally

Wally Hase (Deutschland/GER)

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Haunschild (USA/Deutschland/GER)

Frank Haunschild (USA/Deutschland/GER)

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Huppertz (Deutschland/GER)

Hans Werner Huppertz (Deutschland/GER)

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Käppel (Deutschland/GER)

Hubert Käppel (Deutschland/GER)

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Kavanagh (Kanada/CAN)

Dale Kavanagh (Kanada/CAN)

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Kayath (Brasilien/BRA)

Marcelo Kayath (Brasilien/BRA)

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Klokov

Igor Klokov (Russland/RUS)

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Koloseus (Österreich/AUT)

Wolfram Koloseus (Österreich/AUT)

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Krivokapic (Montenegro)

Goran Krivokapic (Montenegro/MNE)

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Kuropaczewski

Lukasz Kuropaczewski (Polen/POL)

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Liying Zhu (China)

Liying Zhu (China/CHN)

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Makharinsky

Betty Makharinsky (Großbritannien/Russland / GBR/RUS)

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Matarazzo (Italien/ITA)

Lucio Matarazzo (Italien/ITA)

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Mela (Italien)

Matteo Mela
(Italien/ITA)

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Micheli (Italien)

Lorenzo Micheli (Italien/ITA)

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Monno (Deutschland/GER)

Johannes Monno (Deutschland/GER)

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Müller-Pering (Deutschland/GER)

Thomas Müller-Pering (Deutschland/GER)

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Orchester der Hochschule für Musik Mainz

Orchester der Hochschule für Musik Mainz

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Otutumi

Cristiane H. Vital Otutumi (BRASILIEN/BRA)

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Perroy (Frankreich/FRA)

Judicaël Perroy (Frankreich/FRA)

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Peters

Matthew Peters (USA)

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Pierri (Uruguay/URY)

Alvaro Pierri (Uruguay/URY)

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Poyner (Großbritannien/GBR)

Russell Poyner (Großbritannien/GBR)

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Ramirez (Deutschland/Peru / GER/PER)

Alexander S. Ramirez (Deutschland/Peru / GER/PER)

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Reithmeier

Johanna Reithmeier (DEUTSCHLAND/GER)

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Rodrigo Kamhi (Spanien/ESP)

Cecilia Rodrigo Kamhi (Spanien/ESP)

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Russell (Großbritannien/GBR)

David Russell (Großbritannien/GBR)

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Sasaki (Japan/JPN)

Tadashi Sasaki (Japan/JPN)

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Scarduelli

Fabio Scarduelli (Brasilien/BRA)

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Schillings (Deutschland/GER)

Günter Schillings (Deutschland/GER)

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Schlemper (Deutschland/GER)

Stephan Schlemper (Deutschland/GER)

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Socias (Spanien/ESP)    

Marco Socias (Spanien/ESP)  

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Söllscher (Schweden/SWE)

Göran Söllscher (Schweden/SWE)

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Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie

Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie

Website

Sternal (Deutschland/GER)

Sebastian Sternal (Deutschland/GER)

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Tamai

Yuuki Tamai (JAPAN / JPN)

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Terry

Shai Terry (ISRAEL/ISR)

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Vitis

Andrea De Vitis (Italien/ITA)

Website

Vlaskalic (Serbien/SRB)

Sabrina Vlaskalic †

Website

Wang

Sen Wang (China/CHN)

Website

Zanon

Fabio Zanon (Brasilien/BRA)

Website

Zawierucha

Tomasz Zawierucha (Polen/POL)

Website

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Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy

Vertreten durch:

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Tel. 0170 311 54 46


Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V.
Prof. Dr. Willi Nieratschker (Präsident), Prof. Ingeborg Henzler (Vizepräsidentin).


Günter F. C. Forsteneichner
(Kommunikation & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit) +49 (0) 160 - 148 066 9


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Tel. 0170 311 54 46


Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V.
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Günter F. C. Forsteneichner
(Kommunikation & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit) +49 (0) 160 - 148 066 9


Geschäftsstelle

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D-56564 Neuwied

Tel. +49 (0)151 - 65907862 (new)

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Check-In and more...

Sunday, 13. Mai 201810.00 bis 22.00 Uhr   Rhein-Mosel-HalleJulius-Wegeler-Straße 456068 Koblenz   Tel. +49 (0)151 - 65907862

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Rates / Course Fee

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Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
Museumstr. 38a
D-56564 Neuwied

Tel. +49 (0)170 - 3115446

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Koblenz Guitar Festival

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Sparkasse Neuwied
Hermannstr. 20, 56564 Neuwied
Active participants:   250,- Euro
Passive participants:   150,- Euro
Junior Academy:   200,- Euro

The course fee includes admission to all concerts and events. Any active or passive participant is entitled to passive participation in all other courses. Don't forget to register — Registration Deadline is: 22 April 2018

Please transfer the fee to the following account:

Koblenz Guitar Festival
 
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Sparkasse Neuwied
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Accommodation

1. Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz Schloss Engers

Overnight stay in shared rooms (up to 4 people) including breakfast:
Arrival 2 June - departure 10 June 2019: 180€ per person
Arrival 1 June - departure 10 June 2019: 200€ per person
(Bed linen and towels are included)
Extra nights stay without breakfast: 15€ per person/per night
 
The Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz (Am Heinrichhaus 2, 56566 Neuwied) is located directly on the banks of the river Rhein and is approximately 10 kilometres away from the Rhein-Mosel-Halle. For festival participants and Professors staying at the Landesmusikakademie a bus shuttle service will be provided.
 
ATTENTION PLEASE! IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
PARTICIPANTS WISHING TO STAY AT THE LANDEMUSIKAKADEMIE, MUST COMPLETE THEIR REGISTRATION AND BINDING BOOKING FOR THE ACCOMMODATION UNTIL 1 MARCH 2019.
 
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2. Guest families
 
Free accommodation with a guest family in Koblenz or the Koblenz region.
Arival 1 June 2019 - Departure 11 June 2019
 
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PARTICIPANTS WISHING TO STAY WITH A GUEST FAMILY, MUST COMPLETE THEIR REGISTRATION AND BINDING BOOKING FOR THE ACCOMMODATION UNTIL 1 MARCH 2019.
 
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Masterclasses 2019

Masterclasses, Workshops, Lectures

Masterclasses Guitar:

  • 1 Andrea de Vitis
    2 Goran Krivokapic
    3 Judicaël Perroy
    4 Manuel Barrueco
    5 Lukasz Kuropaczewski
    6 Göran Söllscher
    7 Marcin Dylla
    8 Aniello Desiderio
    9 Zoran Dukic
    10 Hans-Werner Huppertz
    11 Matteo Mela
    12 Lorenzo Micheli
    13 Alvaro Pierri
    14 Marco Socias
    15 Thomas Müller-Pering
    16 David Russell
    17 Nora Buschmann
  • 18 Hubert Käppel
    19 Gabriel Bianco
    20 Fabio Scarduelli
    21 Alfred Eickholt
    22 Tristan Angenendt
    23 Liying Zhu
    24 Tomasz Zawierucha
    25 Johannes Monno
    26 Olaf Van Gonnissen
    27 Alexander S. Ramirez
    28 Stephen Goss
    29 Marcelo Kayath
    30 Margarita Escarpa
    31 Fabio Zanon
    32 Tadashi Sasaki
    33 Lucio Matarazzo
    34 Dale Kavanagh
  • meisterkurse

Three masterclasses per participant. Please select three masterclasses and indicate your choices on the registration form. We will try to fulfil at least two of your choices, but we also ask participants to indicate their preferred alternatives on the registration form, should this not be possible (e.g. 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9).

Please note that those who choose masterclasses 4 or 16 must first qualify during the first round of the competition or through a special audition. Those chosen will receive this as an extra masterclass at no extra cost.

Masterclasses Chamber Music:

35 Voice & Guitar with Claudia Eder and Hans-Werner Huppertz.
This course is aimed at existing duos as well as individual soloists and involves individual lessons as well as Team-Teaching given by Prof. Claudia Eder and Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz. Those interested should contact the festival management for more information about the course and course fee.
 
36 Flute & Guitar with Wally Hase and Thomas Müller-Pering.
This course is aimed at existing duos as well as individual soloists and involves individual lessons as well as Team-Teaching given by Prof. Wally Hase and Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering. Those interested should contact the festival management for more information about the course and course fee.
 
37 Barock Vokal-Kolleg für alte Musik an der Hochschule für Musik Mainz, open rehearsal with Prof. Claudia Eder and Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz (Artist in Residence). Passive participation only.

Workshops:

38 Junior Guitar Academy
Jörg Gauchel
Russell Poyner
Birgitta Diehl-Kohli
Matthew Peters

Children and young people also have the opportunity to take part in the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy. Along with other like-minded young guitarists they can experience the unique atmosphere of the festival, at the same time as developing their skills and abilities.
 
The Junior Academy takes place from Friday 7 June until Pentecost Monday 10 June 2018. The centre point of the academy are the rehearsals and making music together in a large ensemble. Under the guidance of experienced guitar teachers from Germany, Great Britain, America and Switzerland, the young guitarists will prepare Baroque and Modern ensemble works. These will be performed at the Pentecost Mass, on Sunday 20 May, and the Prize-winners Concert, on Monday 21 May, to a large international audience.
 
Furthermore, Junior Academy participants will attend concerts by the many world-class performers at the festival. They also have the opportunity to receive one-to-one tuition or lessons in small groups.
The starting age for the Junior Academy is around 8 years old. When needed the youngest guitarists will receive arrangements of the music related to their current playing ability. After consultation with the participant, (and also gladly with their teacher) the music will be sent in good time by post. At the end of the festival, all participants will receive a certificate of participation.
 
The course fee for the Junior Academy is 200 Euros and includes a concert-pass for the participant and an accompanying person for all concerts and events at the festival.
 
Since its beginning 15 years ago, the Junior Academy has also been used by guitar teachers as an advanced training course. Interested teachers can register as a passive participant (150 Euros), which also includes entrance to all concerts and events, and a certificate.

Jörg Gauchel

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39 How To Practise
Prof. Hubert Käppel
By appointment

40 Theory entrance examinations for German Music Colleges
Georg Schmitz
By appointment

41 Composing, arranging and transcribing for guitar
Prof Dr Stephen Goss
Stephen Goss will be offering advice and guidance to guitarists who would like to develop their skills as composers and arrangers. The sessions will cover all aspects of composition and particular issues in transcribing and arranging, including style, register, transposition, voicing and texture. Those interested should contact the festival management for more information about the course and the course fee.

42 Integrating aural training in early childhood instrumental lessons
Prof. Dr. Cristiane H. Vital Otutumi

Lectures:

Monday 3 June 7 pm
Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz:
Concert Introduction Solo Recital Goran Krivokapic
 
Tuesday 4 June 7 pm
Prof. Alexander S. Ramirez:
Concert Introduction Solo Recital Manuel Barrueco

Wednesday 5 June 7 pm
Prof. Olaf Van Gonnissen:
Concert Introduction Solo Recital Göran Söllscher

Thursday 6 June 7 pm
Prof. Hubert Käppel:
Concert Introduction Duo Aniello Desiderio & Zoran Dukic

Fiday 7 June 3 pm
Prof. Dr. Fabio Scarduelli:
Radamés Gnattali’s Concerto de Copacabana

Saturday 8 June 3 pm
Cecilia Rodrigo-Kamhi:
My Father Joaquín Rodrigo

Sunday 10 June 2.30 pm
Prof. Dr. Stephen Goss, Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz, Georg Schmitz:
Wolf Biermann and the 'Deutsches Lied'
 

Read more: Masterclasses 2019

Koblenz International Guitar Competition Hubert Käppel 2019

Koblenz International Guitar Competition 2019, Ergebnisse/Results:
 
Erster Preis, 1st Prize:
Igor Klokov (Russland)
 
Zweiter Preis, 2nd Prize:
Peter Graneis (Deutschland)
 
Dritter Preis, 3rd Prize:
Luis Alejandro García Perez (Spanien)
 
Premio Joaquín Rodrigo:
Koki Fujimoto (Japan)
 
Prix Savarez:
Michael Butten (Großbritannien)
 
Preis der Koblenz International Guitar Society:
Ivan Praljak (Bosnien und Herzegowina)
 
DotGuitar Prize:
Giacomo Susani (Italien)
 
EGTA-D Stipendium:
Gabriele Leite (Brasilien)
 
Prêmio Heitor Villa-Lobos:
Nicht vergeben
 
Finalistendiplom:
Michael Butten (Großbritannien)
Koki Fujimoto (Japan)
Wu You (China)
Giacomo Susani (Italien)
 
Ich danke den Jurorinnen und Juroren Prof. Alfred Eickholt (Deutschland), Prof. Dr. Fabio Scarduelli (Brasilien), Prof. Olaf Van Gonnissen (Deutschland), Prof. Lucio Matarazzo (Italien), Prof. Alexander S. Ramirez (Deutschland/Peru), Prof. Dale Kavanagh (Kanada), Prof. Nora Buschmann (Deutschland), Prof. Dr. Jozsef Eötvös (Ungarn), Tristan Angenendt (Deutschland), Günter Schillings (Deutschland), Matt Peters (USA), Prof. Hubert Käppel (Deutschland) und Prof. Margarita Escarpa (Spanien) für ihre Arbeit.
 
Georg Schmitz, 12. Juni 2019

Schedule of the Competition

wettbewerb1st round: 10 min free choice programme
  • Sunday 2 June 2019, 2pm
  • Monday 3 June 2019, 9.30am
  • Tuesday 4 June 2019, 9.30am
2nd round: 20 min free choice programme
  • Thursday 6 June 2019, 9.30am
  • Friday 7 June 2019, 9.30am
Final round: 30 min free choice programme
  • Monday 10. Juni, 2.30 pm

Important!

Pieces played in one round cannot be repeated in any other round. The programme must be sent before 25 May 2019, 12.00pm CET to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All active and passive Koblenz Guitar Festival participants are entitled to compete, without age limit. 

Prizes

1st Prize:
3.000 Euro, CD-Production with AureaVox, CD-Release Concert at the 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy 2020, D’Addario German Concert Tour in cooperation with and sponsored by D’Addario & Company, five-date concert tour at German conservatories (Mainz: Hochschule für Musik der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Stuttgart: Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wuppertal: Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Weimar: Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Hamburg: Hochschule für Musik und Theater) with a fee of 500 Euro per concert plus travel expenses and accommodation, three concerts in Brazil plus video production including flight, hotel accommodation and a fee of 500 Euro per concert all in collaboration with GuitarCoop and Cultura Artística São Paulo, 30 sets of Savarez Strings, a three-years supply of D’Addario strings (52 sets per year)
 
2nd Prize:
2.000 Euro, 25 sets of Savarez strings, a three-years supply of D’Addario strings (26 sets per year)
 
3rd Prize:
1.000 Euro, 25 sets of Savarez strings, a three-years supply of D’Addario strings (26 sets per year)
 
Special Prizes

Premio Joaquín Rodrigo
500 Euro, CDs and scores provided by the Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo for the best interpretation of music by Joaquín Rodrigo
 
Prêmio Heitor Villa-Lobos
500 Euro for the best interpretation of music by Heitor Villa-Lobos
 
Prix Savarez
500 Euro for the best interpretation of music by Johann Sebastian Bach
 
Preis der Koblenz International Guitar Society
500 Euro for the best interpretation of music by David Kellner
 
DotGuitar Prize
500 Euro for the best interpretation of music by an italian composer
 
Important: the special prizes will be given only for works played in the 1st or the 2nd round and must have a duration of at least four minutes.
 

Jury

  • Prof. Alfred Eickholt (Deutschland)-President
  • Prof. Dr. Fabio Scarduelli (Brasilien)
  • Prof. Olaf Van Gonnissen (Deutschland)
  • Prof. Lucio Matarazzo (Italien)
  • Prof. Alexander S. Ramirez (Deutschland/Peru)
  • Prof. Nora Buschmann (Deutschland)
  • Prof. Dr. Jószef Eötvös (Ungarn)
  • Günter Schillings (Deutschland)
  • Prof. Margarita Escarpa (Spanien)
  • Prof. Hubert Käppel (Deutschland)-nur Finale
  • Georg Schmitz (Deutschland)-nur Finale

Regulations

Koblenz International Guitar Competition Hubert Käppel 2019

§ 1. The Competition is part of the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy.
§ 2. The Competition is held in three rounds the details of which are completely explained on the Festival Website.
§ 3. If the time limit is exceeded, the Head of the Jury may cut off the performance at that point.
§ 4. Pieces played in one round may not be repeated in a later round.
§ 5. There will be a maximum of 20 candidates chosen for the Round 2, and a maximum of 6 candidates chosen for the Final Round.
§ 6. The score will be made in a point system ranging from 0 to 25.
§ 7. The highest and the lowest points of each candidate will be discounted when the points are added together to calculate their score.
§ 8. Where candidates receive an equal score, the score from the previous rounds will serve to distinguish them.
§ 9. The score cannot be approximated or rounded off.
§ 10. The scores will be calculated to only two decimal places.
§ 11. Each jury member must keep their score sheet in the score sheet folder and at the end of each round, must hand over their signed copy to the Head of the Jury.
§ 12. No jury member should give points to their own students.
§ 13. The jury within a particular round cannot be changed.
§ 14. The First Prize may only be awarded for a polished performance of a high artistic standard.
§ 15. The First Prize cannot be shared.
§ 16. Where no First Prize is awarded, the Second Prize can be shared.
§ 17. Where there is no Second Prize awarded, the Third Prize could be shared.
§ 18. Where neither a First nor Second Prize is awarded, the jury may choose to award two Third Prizes.
§ 19. The special prizes will be awarded only for works played in the 2nd round of the competition.
§ 20. All jury members are required to maintain confidentiality; they must be objective and neutral in their judgement. If any jury member should act contrary to this requirement, the Festival Director reserves the right to remove them from the jury.
§ 21. Jury discussions must be mutually respectful, following the guidance of the Head of the Jury.
§ 22. The Director of the Festival is a member of the Final jury and has the right to vote.
§ 23. The artist, who has the competition named in their honour, is a member of the Final jury. The Festival Director may also appoint him as a jury member for the First and Second Rounds.
§ 24. All decisions of the jury must follow the view of the majority.
§ 25. If the number of competitors exceeds 70, then two juries might be established in the First Round. After the 1st round is completed, the Jury President can decide to call an additional intermediate round. A maximum of 10 competitors will be given the opportunity to perform again their programme from the first round for the complete jury. The number of points received in the intermediate round, will be used to judge if competitors proceed to the 2nd round.
§ 26. Only the German version of these rules are binding.
§ 27. The winners agree to perform in the winners' concert.

signed: Georg Schmitz (Direktor Koblenz Guitar Festival & Academy)

  • Koblenz International Guitar Competition Hubert Käppel 2017, Results

    • 1. Prize: Campbell Diamond (Australia)
    • 2. Prize: Elena Fomenko (Russia)
    • 3. Prize: Jesse Flowers (Australia)
    Prix Savarez for the best interpretation of a work by J.S. Bach: Campbell Diamond (Australia)
     
    DotGuitar Prize for the best interpretation of a work by an Italian composer: Elena Fomenko (Russia)
     
    Koblenz International Guitar Society prize for the best interpretation of a work by Leo Brouwer: Campbell Diamond (Australia)
     
    Premio Rodrigo: Not given
     
    Koblenz International Guitar Academy Prize: Not given
     
    Finalist's Diploma: Giulia Ballare (Italy)
     
    Finalist's Diploma: Raphael Feuillâtre (France)
     
    Finalist's Diploma: Nikica Polegubic (Croatia)

    Congratulations to the winners and all 6 finalists, and thank you to our 15 Jury members for all their hard work.

  • Koblenz International Guitar Competition Hubert Käppel 2018:, Results

    • 1st Prize: Not awarded
    • 2nd Prize: Koki Fujimoto
    • 3rd Prize: François-Xavier Dangremont
    Special Prizes
     
    Prêmio Heitor Villa-Lobos: Not awarded
    Premio Joaquín Rodrigo: Steven Cowan
    DotGuitar Prize: Wu You
    Preis der Koblenz International Guitar Academy: Kristina Vårlid
    Preis der Koblenz International Guitar Society: Michael Butten
     
    Congratulations to all prize winners.

Read more: Competition 2019

Concerts & Events

Sunday 28 Mai 2017

08.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Großer Saal
In cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik Mainz and MainzMusik:
'Prelude concert to the 25th Koblenz Guitar Festival'
with the Symphony Orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Mainz, directed by Wolfram Koloseus (Austria), with music by Igor Stravinsky (The Firebird Suite 1945) and Johannes Brahms (Symphony No. 2 in D major)

Monday 29 May 2017

09.30 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Koblenz International Guitar Competition 'Hubert Käppel', 1st Round

08.00 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Opening concert Manuel Barrueco (USA/Cuba) & Beijing Guitar Duo (China)

Tuesday 30 May 2017

09.30 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Koblenz Guitar Competition, 1st Round

05.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Afternoon concert Marco Socias (Spain)

08.00 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Solo recital Pepe Romero (Spain)


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

05.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Afternoon concert Pavel Steidl (Czech Republic)

08.00 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Solo recital David Russell (Scotland)

Thursday 1 June 2017

09.30 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Koblenz Guitar Competition, 2nd Round

05.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Afternoon concert Marcin Dylla (Poland)

08.00 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Solo recital Göran Söllscher (Sweden)

Friday 2 June 2017

09.30 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Koblenz Guitar Competition, 2nd Round

04.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel- Halle
'Guitar Music Composed in Paris'
Double concert with Judicaël Perroy and Gabriel Bianco (both France)

06.30 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
25 years Koblenz Guitar Festival, reception of the Koblenz International Guitar Society

08.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
'Friday Night for Guitar & Orchestra’
Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie led by Niklas Willėn (Sweden) and Franz Halász, Gerhard Reichenbach, Alexander S. Ramirez, Hubert Käppel, Hans-Werner Huppertz, Johannes Monno, Thomas Müller-Pering and Olaf van Gonnissen (all Germany) with works by Joaquín Rodrigo, (Concierto Andaluz for four guitars and orchestra), Cynthie van Eijden (Landschaft mit Landschaft hinter dem Horizont for guitar quartet and orchestra), Charles Villiers Stanford (Irish Rhapsody Nr. 1) and Hugo Alfén (Swedish Rhapsody Nr. 1, Midsommarvaka)

Saturday 3 June 2017

10.30 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Matinee Scott Tennant (USA)

12.30 pm - Liebfrauenkirche
'Musik zur Markzeit'
Lunchtime concert Alvaro Pierri (Uruguay)

03.30 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
''Music for Guitar and Strings'
Workshop concert with the Koblenz International Guitar Festival String Quartet and soloists of the festival

08.00 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Chamber music evening with Costas Cotsiolis (Greece), Zoran Dukic (Croatia) and Aniello Desiderio (Italy)

10.30 pm – Luxor
After Show Party

Sunday 4 June 2017

10.30 am – Citykirche am Jesuitenplatz
Pentecost Sunday Mass in collaboration with the Arnsteiner Patres for the NGO David Russell y Maria Jesús, with music provided by soloists and ensembles of the festival

03.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
'The guitarist Heitor Villa-Lobos'
Lecture Russell Poyner (England)

04.30 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
Double concert with Edson Lopes and Paulo Martelli (both Brazil)

08.00 pm – Rhein-Mosel-Halle
'Manhã de Carnaval, Schönberg, Koellreutter and Tom Jobim’, Bossa Nova evening with Patricia Cruz - voice (Brazil), Denise Krammer - voice (Brazil), Alexander Gelhausen - voice (Germany), Frank Haunschild - guitar (Germany/USA), Sebastian Sternal - piano (Germany), Reza Askari - bass (Germany), Fabian Arends - drums (Germany), Maxim Zettel - percussion (Germany) and others

Monday 5 June 2017

11.00 am – Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Rheinsaal
Matinee David Dyakov (Bulgaria)
1st prize Koblenz Guitar Competition 2011

02.30 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Koblenz International Guitar Competition 'Hubert Käppel', Final

07.30 pm – Kurfürstliches Schloss
Prizewinners' concert and Prizegiving for the Koblenz International Guitar Competition „Hubert Käppel“ 2017, initiated by the Ensemble of the Junior Guitar Academy led by Günter Schillings

 
 
Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
Georg Schmitz (Direktor) +49 (0)170 311 54 46
 
Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V.
Prof. Dr. Willi Nieratschker (Präsident), Prof. Ingeborg Henzler (Vizepräsidentin),
Günter F.C. Forsteneichner (Kommunikation & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit) +49 (0)160-148 066 9
 
Geschäftsstelle
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The Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V.

society
The Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V. is a society for aficionados of the classical guitar in Germany and abroad.

The Koblenz International Guitar Society e.V. supports a number of classical guitar events and activities, including, for example:

  • the Koblenz International Guitar Academy
  • the annual Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
  • the Koblenz International Guitar Competition »Hubert Käppel«
  • the formation and development of music students and musicians
  • the granting of scholarships to music students
  • the realization of assistance measures in the field of music pedagogy
  • the publication of specialist literature and the production of CDs
  • the co-operation with partners and sponsors
  • the realization of social projects through charity events
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The Koblenz International Guitar Academy is an all-year-round working Academy of the Koblenz International Guitar Festival. It is divided into six departments dedicated to the development, training and further education of guitarists from all over the world. The Academy works in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz and the Koblenz International Guitar Society.


Departments:

I) Master’s Degree Programme (MMus) in cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.


Introduction
 
The Master’s Degree Programme (MMus) in Guitar, is a post-graduate degree course, which aims to provide advanced-level training and in-depth artistic and academic knowledge in relation to the guitar. The course draws on the combined expertise of one of Germany’s leading colleges of music (http://www.musik.uni-mainz.de/) and specialised guitar institutions. Students are enrolled at both of the institutions.
 
Course Content
  • The course is full-time over 2 years (4 semesters) and focuses on both solo and chamber music performance.
  • Specialist individual tuition with Prof. Hubert Käppel.
  • Opportunity to work on diverse chamber music projects with a special emphasis on vocal accompaniment.
  • As well as regular performance classes, there are also frequent chances to perform as part of the many concerts/events at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz and Koblenz International Guitar Academy.
  • Coaching/Tuition from internationally renowned performers and teachers from the Hochschule für Musik Mainz.
  • Students will also explore historical and modern performance practice and can take part in the interdisciplinary studies part of the curriculum.
  • Writing and performance practice of transcriptions, arrangements and general bass.
  • 120 credit points - ECTS.
  • Students also benefit from the close connection to the Koblenz International Guitar Festival.
Entry Requirements
  • Students should hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree-equivalent diploma in Music, specialising in guitar.
  • An entrance examination must be undertaken in the form of an audition. Candidates are required to prepare a varied 45 minute programme (to include at least one work by J.S. Bach), from which 20 minutes will be chosen for performance during the audition.
  • A short interview with the audition panel, conducted in German (about 10 minutes duration).
  • One year’s professional work experience.
  • For international students, in addition to German language skills at a minimum B1-GERR level, English language skills are also required.
  • The course can be started in both the winter and summer semester. The auditions will take place on specified dates during the winter or summer semester at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz or Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy. Candidates will be informed in good time of the audition date.
Fees
  • Tuition fees in the amount of €2580 per semester (€5160 per year).
  • Semester fees of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in the amount of €309,89. This includes a Semester-Ticket, allowing free travel on public transport between Mainz and Koblenz, and also other selected parts of Rheinland-Pfalz and Hessen.
At present in Rheinland-Pfalz there are no separate fees or costs for foreign students.
 
How to Apply
 
An audition application should be made directly to the student office of the Hochschule für Musik Mainz. The application form can be downloaded here (Antrag auf Zulassung zur Eignungsprüfung):
 
 
When completed it should be posted to the address on the form, along with:
  • Certified copy of previous academic achievements (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree plus supplements/transcripts).
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Audition Programme.
  • Repertoire list of significant works already studied.
  • Examples of at least one year’s professional work experience (e.g. Concerts, teaching, competitions).
  • Two stamped self-addressed envelopes (DL/0,70 € und C4/1,45 €).
Important for applicants with foreign certificates:
An application for the recognition/validation of foreign certificates must be made to the Stabsstelle Zulassung International, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
 
The application form can be downloaded here (Antrag auf Anerkennung ausländischer Zeugnisse):
 
  • All 3 sides must be printed out, completed, signed and sent by post. Please note, forms sent by email or fax will NOT be accepted.
  • Officially certified copies of previous academic achievements (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree) should be included, with all relevant supplements, and if needed an official translation of the documents/certificates. Please note, that documents in English will be accepted.
Please be aware that this process can take up to 6 weeks to complete, and must be submitted in good time, so that the audition application can be accepted. For example, for the winter semester (deadline 01 April 2018), documents should be submitted no later than 15 February 2018.
 
The fee for the recognition/validation of foreign certificates is €60, and must be paid before the application is processed. Bank details can be found on page 3 of the form.
 
An application to study must also be made to the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and should be submitted via the Student Secretariat or International Department of the JGU.
 
The deadline for the audition application at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz is:
  • Summer semester - 01 November.
  • Winter semester - 01 April.
The deadline for the application to study at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz is:
  • Summer semester - 01 March.
  • Winter semester - 01 September.
For detailed advice and help with any questions regarding the application, please contact the student office of the Hochschule für Musik Mainz (http://www.musik.uni-mainz.de/3571_DEU_HTML.php) or Koblenz International Guitar Academy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Accommodation
 
The Koblenz International Guitar Academy has its own student accommodation, especially for overseas students.
The rooms are fully furnished and cost, depending on size, from €380 (room) to €500 (apartments) per month, including all utility expenses and Internet connection.
Alternatively, students can also choose to live in Mainz. For details about accommodation please contact - https://www.musik.uni-mainz.de/studium/beratung/
 

 
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II) Preparatory studies (Bachelor) in collaboration with the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz:

Subjects:

Guitar, second instrument (optional), performance class, music theory, aural training, general music teaching, sight-singing.
 

Examinations:

Two examinations per year.
 

Faculty:

Prof. Hubert Käppel (guitar), Georg Schmitz (theory)

Foreign students may also take classes in German language, in preparation for the German Examination of the German Music Colleges.
 

Entry Requirements:

Instrumental entrance examination (10-minute free programme) and aural test.
 

Course Fees:

1,680 euros each year. Fees should be paid to the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz.

III) Preparatory Studies (Master)

Subjects:

Guitar, performance class, optional: music theory, aural training, general music teaching, sight-singing. We recommend that foreign students take part in theory lessons to help them learn German musical terminology.
 

Examinations:

Two examinations per year.
 

Faculty:

Prof. Hubert Käppel (guitar), NN (guitar), Georg Schmitz (theory).
 

Entry Requirements:

Completed music studies (Bachelor) and an audition (15-minute free programme and one movement from a work by J.S. Bach).
 

Course Fees:

2.750 euros each year. Fees should be paid to the Koblenz International Guitar Academy.


IV) Specialist department for very gifted young students in collaboration with the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz:

Subjects:

Guitar, appropriate theory classes are optional.
 

Examinations:

Two examinations per year.
 

Faculty:

Prof. Hubert Käppel (guitar), Georg Schmitz (theory).
 

Entry Requirements:

Instrumental entrance examination (6-minute free programme) and aural test. In this department guitarists seeking entry will be accepted from roughly 8 or 9 years of age. Parents who are interested in applying should get in contact with the Director of the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz, Herr Hans-Peter Lörsch (0261 129 2551).
 

Course Fees:

1,680 euros each year. Fees should be paid to the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz.

V) Postgraduate Studies in collaboration with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie and the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz:

Subjects:

Guitar, performance class, chamber music, music theory, aural training, analysis, health management for professional musicians, music management.
 

Examinations:

Final Examination Part I:

Solo Recital (60 minutes).
 

Final Examination Part II:

Concert performance with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie.
 

Compulsory work:

Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo.
Students may only sit for the Final Examination Part II once they have achieved results at the level of "very good"(1,0 – 1,5) in the Final examination Part I. Final Examination Part II will not be graded.
After completion of both Final Examinations an ungraded "Soloist Diploma" certificate will be awarded. Candidates who only complete Final Examination Part I, will be awarded an ungraded "Postgraduate Diploma in Performance" certificate.
 

Faculty:

Prof. Hubert Käppel (guitar, chamber music, performance class), NN (guitar), Georg Schmitz (music theory, aural training, analysis), Prof. Ingeborg Henzler (music management), Prof. Dr. Michael Schmitz (health advice for professional musicians).
 

Entry Requirements:

Completed music studies and an audition (15-minute free programme and one movement from a work by J.S. Bach).
 

Course fees:

2,750 euros per year. Fees should be paid to the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy.

VI) Further studies for music teachers in specialist music schools:

Subjects:

Guitar, teaching practice. All other subjects offered by the postgraduate department are optional.
 

Examinations:

Intrumental examination (30-minutes) and two demonstration lessons (both 45-minutes) for those studying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Guitar Studies. Those who do not wish to take the examination will receive a certificate of attendance.
 

Faculty:

Prof. Hubert Käppel (guitar, teaching practice)
 

Entry Requirements:

Completed music studies and performance experience, entrance interview as well as a performance audition.
 

Course fees:

2,750 euros per year. Fees should be paid to the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy.

Accommodation:

The Koblenz International Guitar Academy has its own student accommodation, especially for overseas students.
The rooms are fully furnished and cost, depending on size, from 380 euros (room) to 500 euros (apartments) each month, including all utility expenses and an Internet connection.

Contact:

Koblenz International Guitar Academy
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www.koblenzguitarfestival.de
Museumstr. 38a
D-56564 Neuwied
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